It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual week-long event providing an opportunity for the public to talk about all aspects of mental health, and start conversations about the things in our daily lives that can affect it. With mental health charities reporting that in any given week, one in six of us will experience a common mental […]
The Maya Centre — Where Talk Enables Change
A community-based charity providing a free counselling service in Islington for women who have experienced mental health issues which may stem from trauma including domestic violence, physical abuse or sexual abuse in childhood, war and conflict as well as harmful practices.
Supporting women since 1984
Established in 1984, the Maya Centre works with women in Islington and the surrounding boroughs who find it difficult to access the kind of long-term counselling and support they need.
They may be homeless, fleeing a violent partner or at risk of neglecting or harming their children. Often their distress has its roots in the past. Our talking therapy can help women to come to terms with what has happened to them and break out of the cycle of abuse and social and economic disadvantage.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual week-long event providing an opportunity for the public to talk about all aspects of mental health, and start conversations about the things in our daily lives that can affect it. With the coronavirus pandemic taking a huge toll on our mental health and wellbeing, it is more important […]
The Maya Centre is a unique, women-only charity based in Islington, offering free, specialist psychotherapy and holistic support to women on low incomes, whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected by experiences ranging from deprivation and isolation to racism, exploitation and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Our team is made up of experienced, […]
The Maya Centre is committed to providing free counselling for women without access to mainstream therapy options. As a small charity we appreciate your help, whether it’s by donating, volunteering at our offices, or holding an event. We are most grateful to those local people and organisations who generously support our charity, enabling us to give a lifeline to some of the most disadvantaged women in London. How to donate »
“ I was able to talk without judgement, my therapist helped me to recognise my feelings and identify with past issues that were impacting my current behaviour in a negative way. ”
“ I feel safe here, I feel listened to, I feel understood, I feel like I’m working on myself and progressing in my life, I’m really grateful for all that. ”